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Kristin Pace, PhD

Bio and contact information for Kristin Pace, PhD, NWCPHP Instructor and Content Expert.

Kristin PaceInstructor & Content Expert


Kristin Pace is an instructor for the Health Communication course in NWCPHP’s Summer Institute for Public Health Practice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health communication
  • Behavior change theory
  • Public relations
  • Environmental health

She is a Social Research Scientist for Public Health - Seattle & King County in their Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Her work focuses on formative research, evaluation, and applying behavior change theory to outreach and education projects aimed at reducing the threat posed by the production, use and storage, and disposal of hazardous material.

Prior to working with Seattle and King County, Kristin was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Puget Sound and a research assistant at Michigan State University. Kristin has taught classes in health communication, crisis and emergency risk communication, organizational communication, and public relations. Her research centers on strategies that can be used to encourage target audiences to adopt healthy and environmentally friendly behaviors.

Kristin received her PhD from Michigan State University.